U.S. Manufacturing Challenge Winners
Despite appearances, manufacturing still constitutes an important sector of the U.S. economy and has been the target of much government stimulus spending. Last year, however, China usurped the United States' 110-year reign as the world's largest manufacturing country (by output). So is manufacturing declining into obsolescence, or ripe for potential growth and renewal?
We partnered with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in challenging you to answer this question. Using responses from the “Made in the U.S.” survey of manufacturing executives, as well as economic data from a variety of government sources, we asked you to visualize the dynamics of U.S. manufacturing.
Congratulations to A. Duek and M. de Franceschi of VisualAssement.net for their winning entry, The Past and the Future of US Manufacturing. This infographic provides a comprehensive comparison between manufacturing in the United States and in China. Alongside the numbers are business leaders’ opinions from the EIU survey that suggest ways the U.S. can improve its manufacturing base.
An honorable mention goes to Nick Diakopoulos for his project, A Binary Balm for Bruised Manufacturing? Building its argument through a series of slides, this infographic shows the decline of U.S. manufacturing employment and explores the role of robots in global industry.
A big thanks to all the participants in this challenge and to our partner, the Economist Intelligence Unit, for providing the data.